Cinnamon swirl cake

Cinnamon swirl cake with nuts

This Italian cake looks just like the Danish cinnamon swirl cake. But it is an unorthodox version of ‘presnitz’.

Italian Christmas Log

Christmas log

The Christmas log is originally a French creation, but like many other recipes it has crossed over the border to Italy.

Parrozzo – Abruzzo chocolate cake for Christmas

Parrozzo – Abruzzo chocolate cake for Christmas

Parrozzo is a traditional chocolate Christmas cake from Pescara in the Abruzzo region. Here in an extra moist version with marzipan.

Rinforzo cauliflower salad - Italian Notes

Rinforzo cauliflower salad with peppers and olives

All Italian cookbooks seem to present a version this cauliflower salad, which is originally part of Neapolitan Christmas traditions.